Collision between car and bike results in injury

Suzi Starheim

An accident between a car and a bicyclist resulted in injury near the Student Center this morning, said Lt. Robert Nation, of the Kent State Police Department.

The bicyclist was evaluated and transported to Robinson Memorial Hospital by Kent City Emergency Medical Services for treatment.

The extent of injury could not be released, but Nation said the bicyclist was “alert and conscious.”

Both the driver of the car and the bicyclist were students, Nation said.

The Kent City Police Department received the 911 call first and were dispatched to the scene with the Kent City Fire Department.

University police received the call at 8:47 a.m. about an accident with injuries. Nation said the driver of the car was southbound on Risman Drive and the bicyclist was westbound on the sidewalk near Summit Street when they collided.

“This area is a highly congested traffic area during business hours and class change,” Nation said.

Nation said considering the amount of traffic near the Student Center, students are good at being cautious.

“I have to give my hat to our students and drivers. They are patient and courteous and look out when traveling,” Nation said. “We all have to be cognizant of traffic. (The Student Center) is a major hub of commuters, bus pick-up and drop-off and also the business center.”

No citations have been issued at this point, and the driver of the car and several witnesses gave statements, Nation said.

The incident remains under investigation by university police.

Contact safety reporter Suzi Starheim at [email protected].